thornecb (5409) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes leaving no lacing. Citrus and pine aromas. Creamy sour resin upfront with a grapefruit finish.
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Great balance of hops and malts. A very drinkable IPA that is not overly hoppy.
otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pour intopint glass. nice tan hazy color. pine mixed citrus aroma. not a lasting head. good body nice aftertaste.not an agressive heavy ipa. nice.
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is a hazy golden brown with slow fading white head, aroma filled with citrusy hops, flavor again very hoppy with a good amount of malt backbone. style of hops it a good change from the NW IPA I am used to, although this IPA is not all that complex it is unique in hop selection.
alexsdad06 (8749) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from jsquire. Pours amber with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts with citrus and piney hops. The flavor is more on the herbal/pine side than citrus with a caramel malt backbone. This turned out to be a decent surprise from a recent trade.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden amber with a 1 fingercreamy off white head. Aroma is is big on caramel, toffee, crusty bread, floral and citrus hops. Flavor is heavy on pine hops, a little soap and very little citrus for the style. Malt is caramel, a little toffee, sweet bread, toast and some grain. FInish has some yeasty spice, citrus, and bitter hops, a bit of fruity soap, and some toast that seems to carry on a long while.
nearbeer (4782) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz; bottled Feb, week 1. Lightly cloudy orange-amber. Humongous, annoying head that takes forever to settle down. Nice sticky frosting all over the glass, though. Aroma of lemon peel and slight plastic. Taste is initially plasticy caramel, with a peppery wood and lemon cough drop finish. Lemony hop and/or yeast takes some getting used to, but not bad. Light-medium body is nice and smooth with a dryish finish.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottle from Tipsy’s Liquor World, Denver, I quite like the label on this one. Pours a pale/ish amber with a big, fluffy off white head despite a gentle pour. Flowery/citrus hops and pale malts in the nose, a tad cheesy. Flavor is slightly soapy with bitter floral/citrus hops and underlying pale malts. Lots of sediment in last pour that adds haze, nice bitter length and although it’s not unpleasant by any means, has no real dominant character overall.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a malty crisp hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish malty hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
McGarnigle (609) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle notched August wk 4. Big aroma...you can smell it as soon as you lift the cap. Hazy pale orange, and the foam leaves a trail on the side of the glass. Not the punchiest IPA. Malts are balanced with citrus and floral hops. Good beer, if you don’t need to be blown away.